Baby on board car signs serve an important purpose when used correctly. In fact, it has a very valid purpose to alert other drivers on the road as well as act as a life-saving signal for emergency services. But the problem is that 99% of people don’t use the signs properly. According to a recent survey conducted by Flexed.co.uk:
. 99% of the parents weren’t aware of the real use of this sign. They don’t remove the sign when driving without a child in the back.
. Only 1% of parents removed the sign when they didn’t accompany a child in the back.
Even though not removing the sign when there isn’t a baby in the back of the car may seem a relatively trivial issue to most parents, it can be a life-or-death situation when you are involved in a serious road accident. There have been many instances where emergency services spending more than half an hour at the accident scene searching hedges and adjacent fields for a baby that wasn’t in the car in the first place. The only reason for this waste of time is the presence of the sign in the car when there actually wasn’t a baby. The emergency services could have done a lot of other important work without wasting their time searching for a baby that was not present in the car. The message is clear – no child in the car – no sign. Make sure you use the sign correctly and assist the emergency services to do their job more efficiently.